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Vertical distribution of the free-living Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) from the sandy beaches of the Belgian coast in 1985 and 1986
Citable as data publication
Jouk P.; Schockaert E.; Polk P.; Faculteit Wetenschappen. Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC); Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB): Belgium; (2016): Vertical distribution of the free-living Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) from the sandy beaches of the Belgian coast in 1985 and 1986. https://doi.org/10.14284/190
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Description
Density and biomass of meiofauna for 6 sandy beaches (Knokke, Mariakerke, Oostende, Heist, Bredene, Zwin) along the Belgian coast sampled between April 1985 and May 1986. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Jouk, P. (1992). Studie naar de ecologie van de vrijlevende Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) van de zandstranden van de Belgische kust. PhD Thesis. Limburgs Universitair Centrum: Diepenbeek. 2 volumes pp. more

Quantitative analysis of meiofauna samples with special attention to the Turbellaria. Samples were taken in six localities along the beaches of the Belgian Coast (Knokke, Mariakerke, Oostende, Heist, Bredene, Zwin) using a core (0-40 cm depth). The core was further divided into layers of 0-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14 and 14-20 cm. Meiofauna was identified to species level, while Nematoda, Harpacticoida, Gastrotricha and other meiofauna organisms were counted only to the general taxon-level. This data can be used to investigate the participation and the importance of Turbellaria in the total meiofauna, in terms of both density and biomass. Moreover, the sampling includes a full-year cycle, whereby the temporal evolution of the meiofauna can be examined too.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Flatworms, Meiofauna, Sandy beaches, Vertical distribution, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Bredene, ANE, Belgium, Knokke-Heist, Knokke, ANE, Belgium, Oostende, ANE, Belgium, Oostende, Mariakerke-Bad, ANE, Belgium, Zwin, Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Bredene [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Knokke-Heist, Knokke [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Oostende [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Oostende, Mariakerke-Bad [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Zwin [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
April 1985 - May 1986

Taxonomic coverage
Platyhelminthes [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Parameters
Dry weight biomass, Length, Meiobenthos biomass, Meiobenthos density

Contributors
Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Jouk, P. (1992). Studie naar de ecologie van de vrijlevende Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) van de zandstranden van de Belgische kust. PhD Thesis Limburgs Universitair Centrum: Diepenbeek. 2 volumes pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-07-02
Information last updated: 2016-08-09
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